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  1. Indeed !!!

    Indeed !!!
  2. Close :-) but I ordered mine over three weeks ago...

    Close :-) but I ordered mine over three weeks ago :-) [ #1057 on 8/20 ] No worries, I'm sure there are others....

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  3. High -g- open string sustain question

    High g question....

    When played "open" the sustain is shorter (i.e. decays faster) than when played up the fretboard. There "is" some sustain, but I can best describe the sound as plunky or with...
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    Maybe when this one has its’ 50th birthday...

    Maybe when this one has its’ 50th birthday someone will honor its' battle scars. Right now, she's only a few months old and needed the finish protected from peeling off.
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    Thank you. :-) I also have to give some...

    Thank you. :-)
    I also have to give some inspirational credit to one of my cycling buddies (an antique furniture restorer) and to luthier Robert O'brien (YouTube->Obrien Guitars). My buddy uses...
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    I watched the StewMac video and it's similar to...

    I watched the StewMac video and it's similar to how I used the razor blade. However, I didn't waste my time putting a "hook" on the edge of the razor blade. [That's a scraper technique used in wood...
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    OP Received 50 G yesterday. Very nice. Surface...

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    Received 50 G yesterday. Very nice. Surface scratches very shallow and pretty much all over the back. Not at all disappointed. Grabbed some "Tom's of Maine" toothpaste and a wet piece of old...
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    A thoughtful reply...thanks for taking the time. ...

    A thoughtful reply...thanks for taking the time. Those kind of options are helpful to my thought process. FWIW, scratches, etc. don't bother me as much as my question might imply! I'm anticipating...
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    Unfortunately for your guitar tech I own the 50G...

    Unfortunately for your guitar tech I own the 50G and not her/him :-) If I want to refresh the surface I don't need permission. If there are substantive cautions or warnings, those would be helpful...
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    Because this is a new instrument and the buzzing...

    Because this is a new instrument and the buzzing has occurred since day-one, string damage or string related issues aren't a likely source of the problem. As others have said, it is most likely a...
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    Hi "Me...." Is this a new 'uke that has been...

    Hi "Me...."
    Is this a new 'uke that has been buzzing from the start? Or, is this a problem that has just started?
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    How to: Rehab a damaged surface...

    Purchased a "B-Stock" Ohana CK 50G (Cedar top, Redwood back and sides). It's a gloss finish and has some finish problems. Described by seller as having a scratchy finish with a few tiny finish...
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    I replaced the open geared tuners on a solid...

    I replaced the open geared tuners on a solid Islander with GOTOHs' leaving eight tiny screw holes (as one would expect!). As a woodworker it wasn't a second thought to head to my woodworking...
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    I apologize for not replying to your "size"...

    I apologize for not replying to your "size" inquiry, but as a recent purchaser of a Crossrock CRA800 ABS Hard-Shell Case I wanted to make you aware of another consideration. My Crossrock stinks!! ...
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    Thank you for the concise reply. As to your...

    Thank you for the concise reply. As to your parenthetical question, my friends call me Web; my Mother calls me Webster. You can call me "Sir"
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    That's the same experience that I have with using...

    That's the same experience that I have with using shellac on furniture. I'll use light cuts ( 30-50% ) to raise the grain, thoroughly dry, then keep adding 5-10 light layers, buffing with 0000 steel...
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    Thank you very much. That's the very concise...

    Thank you very much. That's the very concise reply I needed and hoped for.
    With great respect, I appreciate that you took the time away from your craft and artistry to reply.
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    Thanks.... I spent some more time with the...

    Thanks.... I spent some more time with the advanced search feature and "discovered" the ability to search within Topic. I found the 29 hits to which another respondent referred. I've now read...
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    Thanks Bill1. Appreciate your perspective. ...

    Thanks Bill1. Appreciate your perspective.

    As I replied in #11 I was looking for a builder's perspective etc., certainly not intending to do a re-run (my search incompetence not withstanding)....
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    Many thanks, bazuku, for your thoughtful reply. ...

    Many thanks, bazuku, for your thoughtful reply. I posted in the "Lounge" with the expectation of thoughts or technical references from experienced luthiers as opposed to players and forum trolls :-)...
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    Misplaced Post Reply.

    Misplaced Post Reply.
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    The best way "around" a loophole is to have a...

    The best way "around" a loophole is to have a specific rider to a policy that details and outlines the extend and limitations of coverage. Established "independent" insurance agents can, and will...
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    I kind of disagree. If OP received a...

    I kind of disagree. If OP received a notice/qualification from the insurer that coverage was conditioned on an appraisal, receipts won't be sufficient. They could be a point of argument, but the...
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    Why? .... Urethane? Gloss? Satin?

    After reading/watching Barry Mazs’ review of an Antica Ukuleleria Moderno, I wandered to the website of Italian luthier Marco Todeschini. Another of Marco’s offerings is his “Antico” model which he...
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    Sure :-) ... but close examination of the video...

    Sure :-) ... but close examination of the video shows the players' fingernails are not cut to consistent lengths, and he has a small boney protuberance on his forefinger that could affect bridging on...
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